Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||Since Plato wrote of political obligation in his dialogue Crito, obligation in general has been of ongoing interest to philosophers. In that dialogue, Socrates argues that he was under an obligation to obey the laws of Athens and comply with a sentence of death. During the course of the argument, he raises and offers solutions to many of the central issues about obligation that philosophers still puzzle over. For instance, how can obligations have the grip on us that they do—in some cases, so that we are willing to die rather than not fulfill them? What is the nature and justification of moral and legal obligations? Do we have an obligation to obey the state, and if so, why?|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Ruth C. A. Higgins (2004). The Moral Limits of Law: Obedience, Respect, and Legitimacy. Oxford University Press.
Nellie Wieland (2011). Parental Obligation. Utilitas 23 (03):249-267.
Steven J. Wulf (2008). A Philosophical Theory of Citizenship. Lexington Books.
George Klosko (2004). Duties to Assist Others and Political Obligations. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (2):143-159.
Owen McLeod (2000). Is There a Moral Obligation to Obey God? Philo 3 (1):20-31.
Abner Greene (2012). Against Obligation: The Multiple Sources of Authority in a Liberal Democracy. Harvard University Press.
Michael J. Zimmerman (1996). The Concept of Moral Obligation. Cambridge University Press.
Hugo Adam Bedau (1971). Military Service and Moral Obligation. Inquiry 14 (1-4):244 – 266.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads61 ( #18,806 of 739,347 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,538 of 739,347 )
How can I increase my downloads?